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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Cellphone Video Shows L.A. County Lifeguard Being Attacked on Venice Pier

    A lifeguard was physically attacked by several people on the Venice Pier on Thursday night. Three intoxicated people started a fight with the lifeguard around 6:30 p.m. on the crowded pier, according to Lt. Daniel Gonzalez with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division. The lifeguard was climbing down from the tower on the pier, when he was struck on the back of the head by one of men involved in the fight, said L.A. County Lifeguard spokesman Capt. Kenichi […]

  • Utility crews are seen in downtown Long Beach, where power outages continued on Friday, July 17, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cellphone Video Captures Massive Explosion in Underground Vault in Long Beach

    At least 30,000 people were without power Thursday evening in Long Beach after a massive underground explosion, according to Southern California Edison. By 8 p.m. SCE officials announced that all but 1,000 customers had their power restored. The outage was first reported around 4:14 p.m. in the area of 10th Street and Pine Avenue, according to SCE spokesman Robert Villegas. At least three substations had to be shut down in order to investigate the issue, Villegas said. No estimate was […]

  • Brenda Sierra, who was killed in 2002 after being kidnapped in East Los Angeles, is shown in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    3 Men Charged in Decade-Old Rape, Killing of Girl Abducted on Her Way to School in Montebello: DA

    More than a decade after the body of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra was found in the San Bernardino Mountains, three men have been charged with murder in connection with her 2002 death, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesay. Sierra was abducted on Oct. 18 2002, while was walking to a friend’s house on her way to Schurr High School in Montebello. Her body was found the next day in the mountains. She had been raped and beaten to […]

  • A sirveillance picture released by the FBI shows the "AK-47 Bandit" linked to a nationwide bank robbery spree that began in 2012 in Chino.

    ‘AK-47 Bandit,’ Who Shot Chino Officer in 2012, Linked to Iowa Bank Robbery: FBI

    The so-called AK-47 Bandit, who shot and seriously wounded a Chino police officer during a bank heist in 2012, has struck again, according to the FBI. The latest incident occurred Tuesday at approximately 9:55 a.m. at the Heartland Community Credit Union in Mason City, Iowa, according to a news release from FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The nickname refers to the type of assault rifle the man has brandished while targeting banks in five states. In Tuesday’s heist, the bandit was also […]

  • Pasadena firefighters responded after a tree fell and injured three people at Kidspace on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    8 Children Injured, 2 Critically, When Tree Falls on Day Campers Outside Kidspace Museum in Pasadena

    At least two children were hospitalized at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in critical condition Tuesday after a 70-foot tree fell down outside the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. A third child was brought to the hospital by a grandparent and was listed in good condition. Five other children suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, according to Lisa Derderian with the Pasadena Fire Department. The 75-year-old pine tree came down around 4:50 p.m. in a grassy area near […]

  • County Vector Control inspector Eddie Garcia looks at several tiny mosquito larvae collected from a Buena Park backyard swimming pool in 2014. Garcia is part of a county-wide program to clean up pools where mosquitoes are breeding to control the spread of West Nile Virus. (Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)

    Child Becomes First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Los Angeles County

    The first human case of West Nile Virus infection has been reported in L.A. County, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Monday. The patient was described only as a male youth from the South Bay area with no prior medical history, a news release from the agency stated. He was hospitalized for the disease in mid-July and was now recovering at home, health officials said. The reported case excluding counts in Long Beach and Pasadena, which have […]

  • A woman was detained after a teenager was fatally shot at a hotel in Rosemead on July 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother Arrested After Teenage Son Found Fatally Shot in Room at Rosemead Hotel

    A 49-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening, hours after the body of her 17-year-old son was found fatally shot at a Rosemead hotel. Deputies were called to the shooting about 10:10 a.m. in the 8700 block of Valley Boulevard, according to Lt. Victor Lewandowski of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Division. At the Valley Hotel, deputies found the teen inside Room 111, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his upper torso, the lieutenant said. Later identified as George Hang, […]

  • Brandon Watkins, 38, 0f Fontana, is seen in this image provided by the Fontana Police Department.

    Man Arrested After Mothers Thwart Separate Attacks on Daughters in Fontana: Police

    A man was arrested over the weekend after two mothers thwarted separate attempted assaults on their daughters at an apartment complex in Fontana, police said Monday. In the first incident, a man tried to persuade a young girl to let him in her residence when he knocked on a door in the 8000 block of Mango Avenue (map) at about 3:18 p.m. on Sunday, the Fontana Police Department stated in a news release. As the man, later identified as 38-year-old Brandon Watkins of Fontana, […]

  • Madyson Middleton, 8, is seen in a photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department.

    Body Found in Dumpster Believed to Be Missing 8-Year-Old Santa Cruz Girl; Teen Arrested

    The search for a missing 8-year-old girl who disappeared while riding her scooter in Santa Cruz on Sunday ended Monday night with the discovery of a body in a dumpster, according to police. The Santa Cruz office of the California Highway Patrol tweeted, “Our hearts are broken and our deepest sympathy to the family of Madyson Middleton. We are grieving with the entire Santa Cruz community.” A detective discovered the body of a young girl around 7:55 p.m., according to […]